Tungamah Bears aren’t feeling pressure

TUNGAMAH coach Nick Doyle says the Bears aren’t feeling the pressure of a “perfect” season as they look to enter the finals unbeaten this weekend.

The reigning premier, which has won 36 of its past 37 games, hasn’t lost this year and is clearly the team to beat in the Picola South East league.

But Doyle said the Bears weren’t feeling the weight of expectation.

“To be honest, those things haven’t come up even once,” Doyle said.

“We go in every week wanting to win and we think we can do that.

“There’s certainly no talk of perfect seasons, or anything like that.

“We just want to turn every stone over as it pops up.”

Tungamah hosts Shepparton East on Saturday.

East is the only team to beat the Bears over the past two seasons.

“It’s great to come up against them and Rennie over these final two rounds leading into finals,” Doyle said.

“Both sides will go deep into finals, so it gives us a good chance to get cherry ripe.

“I’m not a big believer in keeping tricks up your sleeve for finals, so it will be all systems go this week.”

In a big boost, the Bears will regain Kyle Archibald and Dan Ellis for Saturday’s clash.

Elsewhere, Rennie should beat Katunga and Katandra is likely to prove too strong for Dookie United.

Waaia will be hoping to finish a disappointing season on a high with an upset of finals-bound Katamatite.